United States Ferries

On November 24, 2007 · 3 Comments

Twelve Mile Circle admits an unusual fascination with ferries. Perhaps it’s comes from crossing a body of water at a personal level, or perhaps from taking the slow route and enjoying the ride as much as the destination. Few things please me as much as standing on the deck of a ferryboat as it cuts through waves, feeling the breeze as I approach a rural road on a distant riverbank.

Madeline Island Ferry

It was with that in mind when I set out to create the definitive interactive map of United States Ferries, which I have finally completed and now make publicly available for the first time. This was definitely a labor of love, requiring extensive research on the names and specific locations of more than 200 ferries in the United States. In addition to the interactive map, it also includes links to the websites of just about every one of those ferries. Please do check it out and let me know what you think. This is still an early version and I will be making improvements to it in the near future.

On November 24, 2007 · 3 Comments

3 Responses to “United States Ferries”

  1. […] readers will probably recall my November 2007 post announcing the early version of my United States Domestic Ferry Map page. Well, today I learned […]

  2. Hi,

    Ran across your blog and love it. I love searching out unusual sites. There is another ferry in Alabama that is not on your blog. It’s the only free ferry in the state, ran by the Monroe County Dept of Transportation. It’s locally known as the “Davis Ferry” and crossed the Alabama River from the NW (disconnected noless) corner of Monroe County known as Packer’s Bend to the east side of the river near the Franklin community. Pics are on my site.

  3. Jeff Rundell says:

    There is another Columbia River ferry, NE of the Keller ferry. The Gifford – Inchelium ferry crosses the south-running river from Stevens County (E) to Ferry County & the Colville Indian Reservation, (W) which runs the free ferry.

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